Travis J. Davis punched his lawyer inside an Ocala, Florida, courtroom on May 11 (raw video below) after he and his three co-defendants were found guilty in the murder of Courtney London in 2016.
A second defendant, Kelvon Grimmage, joined in one the fight, while a third defendant, Branden Banks, stood by a wall, notes ABA Journal.
A fourth defendant, Kiila Richardson, was being led out of court when the brawl broke out.
Courtroom deputies used Tasers to restore order.
Lawyer Daniel Hernandez described the incident to WOFL:
I got about five punches to the back and the side of my head, forehead. I got a few bumps and bruises, some scratches. I’ve been trying cases for almost 40 years, and I’d never been struck by a defendant before.
Davis apologized for his actions after he was brought back into the courtroom and sentenced to life.
London’s son, who was 5 years old at the time of the murder, testified that Davis was the triggerman, reported the Ocala Star-Banner.
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